OnStar and Chevy Gives Android Users Mobile Control of Volt

One of the cooler software announcements to already come out of CES 2010 is from Chevy and OnStar regarding the upcoming 2011 Chevy Volt, their all electric vehicle.  The new Android-based application gives Volt owners added control over their vehicles with options like monitoring charging ...

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CES 2010: HP’s Concept Android-Powered Netbook

Fresh out of Vegas,  Engadget is reporting on an HP Mini Android Netbook. The unit is is powered by a Snapdragon processor from Qualcomm and is running an active installation of Android (1.5 or 1.6) with a 10 inch touch responsive screen to interact with the platform.  

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Total Ownership Cost for Nexus One as Compared to Other Handsets

After watching all the ads,  you’re finally thinking about getting a new smart phone but not sure what to get. Maybe price is an issue, or maybe it performance. Ether way I hope that this is a help to your new year shopping. It seems that the guys at BillShrink have put a nice ...

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Samsung BCH-i899 Headed for China

Another Android-based device from Samsung, the i899, has surfaced online (translated). While it’s not gonna knock anybody’s socks off with cutting edge technology, it still offers a little more than the current staple of Android handsets. For starters, it has the 800MHz processor ...

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LG LS680 Found in Sprint Inventory

Not a whole lot to report on this one other than the fact that LG has another Android handset on the way.  A Boy Genius Report tipster passed along a screen shot of the inventory system for Sprint which shows an LS680 listed.  There’s literally zero to accompany the screen shot so ...

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Motorola Cliq is Latest Android Handset to Get Rooted

A handful of modders over at ModMyMoto have announced they’ve been able to get root access for the Motorola Cliq. As is the case with nearly all rootings, the process is rather involved. Don’t forget kids, there’s always the risk of bricking your phone if you take things into ...

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Specs Confirmed for General Mobile’s Next Handset

General Mobile, makers of the Dual Sim DSTL1 Android handset appear to be nearing completion of their follow up device.  We’ve covered the handset manufacturer a time or two here on the site, profiling them as a smaller company with a smart phone worthy of standing next to bigger ...

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Google Employees “Dogfooding” a Mobile Lab

The big Android news this weekend is piecing together whether or not Google employees were given handsets which will end up being “The Google Phone” that’s often been rumored.  We posted an article earlier today about the subject and it seems Google has something official to ...

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“Tons” of Unlocked Google Phones Given Out to Employees – Will This be ‘GPhone’ Weekend?

This is the kind of news that will not wait for Monday.  According to multiple sources, Google started passing out handsets to employees yesterday.  And they sound AWESOME.   After plenty of rumors and rumblings, this may be the weekend that the Google Phone specs, pictures, and other ...

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Bada-Bing Bada-Boom. Another OS? There Ain’t No Room.

Or is there? On 8 December, Samsung unveiled a new mobile OS that they will begin placing on select phones. The name of the OS? You guessed it, Bada. In terms of the OS, Samsung states that Bada is an open platform, that aims to deliver an intuitive user experience through innovative visual ...

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I’ve Got Cliq Envy

When I was a young boy in Catholic school, I was always taught that envy was one of the Seven Deadly Sins.  As of yesterday, I am heading to the confessional because of the early Christmas present I got my wife this weekend, the Motorola Cliq from T-Mobile. As a rule, I am an early... Read More

Droid & nook Top TIME List of Gadgets

As if we needed more credibility to Android or the Droid specifically.  Motorola’s signature handset has topped TIME’s annual list of gadgets for 2009, saying this marks “Android’s first credible challenge to the iPhone”.  Huzzah!  Validation feels good, but so ...

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First Image of Samsung Saturn

You’re looking at the first known image of the upcoming Samsung (I6500/I6500U) Saturn. Although we don’t have any solid specs to confirm (yet), the consensus is this will have an 800MHz chip along the lines of other recent Samsung handsets. We don’t see any signs of that silly ...

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Is the Xperia X10 Headed to T-Mobile After All?

We just had some very interesting news come across our desk regarding the Xperia X10 from Sony Ericsson.  The much lusted-after handset with the top-dollar price tag is due sometime in the next 2 months.  While most sites (including us) had the phone pegged as headed for AT&T, the ...

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Verizon’s Droid Eris to See 2.0 Update in Q1 2010

Verizon’s Droid is currently the only handset in the US to run the latest version of Android, but that will soon change. According to a Verizon Wireless spokesperson, their Droid Eris is slated to get a significant upgrade in the form of 2.0 or beyond.  

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